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Hello Red Flaggers! I’m still getting some questions from our clients these days around the FTC enforcement extension. My concern is that there seems...

December 23, 2008 by Keir Breitenfeld

By: Tom Hannagan Here’s a further review of results from the Uniform Bank Performance Reports, courtesy of the FDIC, through the third quarter of...

December 23, 2008 by Guest Contributor

By: Tom Hannagan I reviewed the Uniform Bank Performance Reports (UBPR: (http://www2.fdic.gov/ubpr/ReportTypes.asp ) for selected clients through the third quarter of this year. The...

December 18, 2008 by Guest Contributor

We continue to receive inquiries from our clients, and the market in general, around whether they are required to comply with the Red Flag...

December 15, 2008 by Keir Breitenfeld

We have talked about: the creation of the vision for our loan portfolios (current state versus future state) – e.g. the strategy for moving...

December 15, 2008 by Guest Contributor

By: Tom Hannagan For the last 16 months or so, the financial services industry has been indicted, tried, found guilty, sentenced and duly executed...

December 15, 2008 by Guest Contributor

In my last blog, I talked about the overall need for a vision for your loan portfolio and the similarity of a loan portfolio...

December 8, 2008 by Guest Contributor

By: Tom Hannagan I was hoping someone would ask about this. Return on Equity (ROE) is generally net income divided by equity, while Return...

December 5, 2008 by Guest Contributor

We get the following question quite a bit: Would the regulators expect to see a log of detected activity and resulting mitigation? Short answer:...

December 5, 2008 by Keir Breitenfeld

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) suspended enforcement of the new Red Flag Rule until May 1, 2009. According to the FTC’s Enforcement Policy, “…during...

December 2, 2008 by Keir Breitenfeld

It is the time of year during which budgets are either in the works or have been completed.  Typically, when preparing budgets, we project...

December 2, 2008 by Guest Contributor

By: Tom Hannagan In several posts we’ve discussed financial risk management, the role of risk-based capital, measuring profitability based on risk characteristics and the...

December 2, 2008 by Guest Contributor

I’m working with many of our clients in reviewing their existing or evolving Red Flags Identity Theft Prevention Programs. While the majority of them...

November 20, 2008 by Keir Breitenfeld

The pendulum has definitely swung back in favor of the credit discipline within financial institutions. The free wheeling credit standards of the past have...

November 19, 2008 by Guest Contributor

As someone heavily engaged with the market and our clients discussing Red Flag Rule compliance, Red Flag guidelines, etc…this question has come up over...

November 18, 2008 by Keir Breitenfeld